Tibetan musician nominated for the 43rd Grammy Awards
January 15, 2001:
Nawang Khechog, a Tibetan enthno-musician has become the first Tibetan to be nominated for Grammy Awards. He has been nominated for his latest album “In A Distant Place”, in collaboration with R. Carlos Nakai, a reputed native American flutist; William Eaton, famous guitarist; and the pulsing world beat percussion by Will Clipman, in the “New Age Music” category.
Nawang who lives in Boulder, USA was recently in Dharamsala after attending the World Sacred Music Festival In Chang Mai, Thailand and a visit to South Korea said he went straight to His Holiness temple and prayed that “whoever by winning (the award) can do the most benefit for all sentient being may win the coveted award.” Although it will be “good to win the award (myself),” he added.